The Panther's pick was based on Verge's tips. Not to lick his balls too much, but that guy actually knows personnel people from the organisation and has a good track record when it comes to predicting the draft. I didn't like the pick initially either, but I can deal with it. In Gettleman I trust.
I'm too lazy to put comments. Maybe tomorrow.
Kansas City (2-14) – Luke Joeckel OT
Jacksonville (2-14) – Eric Fisher OT
Oakland (4-12) – Shariff Floyd DT
Philadelphia (4-12) – Lane Johnson OT
Detroit (4-12) – Ziggy Ansah DE
Cleveland (5-11) – Geno Smith QB
Arizona (5-11) – Star Lotulelei DT
Buffalo (6-10) – Tavon Austin WR
New York Jets (6-10) – Dion Jordan OLB
Tennessee (6-10) – Dee Miliner CB
San Diego (7-9) – Jonathan Cooper OG
Miami (7-9) – Xavier Rhodes CB
Tampa Bay (7-9) – DJ Hayden CB
Carolina (7-9) – Kenny Vaccaro S
New Orleans (7-9) – Barkevious Mingo OLB
St. Louis (7-8-1) – Coradelle Patterson
Pittsburgh (8-8) – Tyler Eifert TE
Dallas (8-8) – DJ Fluker OT
New York Giants (10-6) – Chance Warmack OG
Chicago Bears (10-6) – Justin Pugh OT
Cincinnati (10-6) – Jarvis Jones OLB
St. Louis - from Washington* (10-6) – Manelik Watson OT
Minnesota (10-6) – Justin Hunter WR
Indianapolis (11-5) – Jamar Taylor CB
Minnesota - from Seattle* (11-5) – Sheldon Richardson DT
I've been thinking lately how all the prospects projected to go around 14 don't appeal to me.
Mocks usually have us taking one of these guys. I know I don't speak for everyone here, but choosing between these 4 are a bit like choosing which STD you'd rather have on your nuts. I much rather choose between these guys:
The consensus is that these guys are a bit of a reach at 14. Well you know what? Fug that. Let's say you really, really like Hopkins -- you think he's the best WR in this draft (incidentally, he's the only prospect that visited the Panthers twice; unless you want to count Allen's workout at Proelific Park a visit). How far would you be willing to trade down? Well hell, even dropping past the Rams at 16 would make me uneasy. You just don't know how other teams rate players.
What am I trying to say? I'm saying that there's a good chance that the Panthers will stay at 14 and 'reach' for someone like Hopkins. When that happens, I'll be prepared and fine with it. You guys should jump on board.